What Does it Mean to be Gifted?
“Gifted” defines students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment and who are identified under division (a), (b), (c), or (d) of section 3324.03 of the Revised Code.
In accordance with House Bill 282, gifted and talented identification procedures are in place in Canton Local Schools for kindergarten through grade 12. Students can be identified as gifted in one or more of the following categories using State of Ohio criteria:
• superior cognitive,
• specific academic (reading, math, science, and/or social studies),
• creative thinking, and visual/performing arts (art, instrumental and vocal music, dance, and drama).
Canton Local students will be academically screened with standardized testing using CogAT
in grade 2. The Ohio Department of Education has said OAA and OGT test scores may not be used to identify students. A student may also be individually referred for testing at any time by teacher, parent, or self-request using the form provided from the link on this page. Visual and performing arts referrals are made by the districts’ arts teachers but can also be made by parents or students as well. These VPA assessments take place on a Saturday at an out-of-district location in the Fall and Spring.
Javits Parent Module
This free and easy to use resource offers parents information and insight on gifted children and gifted education. Click on the Parent Module and sign up for a free account.
National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC)
National association supporting the needs of gifted learners
Ohio Association of Gifted Children (OAGC)
Ohio association supporting the needs of gifted learners. State-wide conferences for educators and parents.
Hoagies’ Gifted Page
Resources, articles, books and links to help and support parents,teachers, and gifted children
Ohio Department of Education
Information concerning state rules and policies regarding gifted education